Monday, April 20, 2009

And Then There Were None (update)

I´m finished with my play. I don´t really think it was ready for the stage, but such is life. I had a great time AND am glad it is over. That is really the best I could hope for. The Star Phoenix review of the show didn´t encourage last minute ticket sales, but there were a couple of nice words for yours truly. Considering the opening line of the review, I´m not sure you can take any of it seriously (good or bad).

Gateway ends season with uneven production
REVIEW By Tom Eremondi
The StarPhoenix
16 Apr 2009

“You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of life.” You also have the latest presentation from Gateway Players. The company’s final play is a stage adaptation of the Agatha Christie murder mystery And more...

I would have just given you the link to the Star Phoenix, itself, but I am really excited about the newspaper service called Press Display. SPL subscribes to it and it is free to use for anyone in the library or out (if you have a valid library card). It is a very powerful conglomeration of world newspapers that you can browse page by page, ads and all. It is the closest thing to reading a newspaper but with all the search-ability that I rely on from computers. It will read to you, if you like, or translate, etc...

If you have trouble logging into Press Display, go to SPL´s website, click ´reference databases´'--> ´magazines, journals and newspapers´ --> and finally ´press display´ Don´t forget that you´ll need your library card #

To be honest there is a lot of really awesome stuff in the reference databases section of SPL´s site. Nice of them to pay me to browse through all of it last month during my ¨phase II¨ library training.